Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Newest Venture

So I haven't posted for over a year.  I really need to get better at this blogging stuff.  I've been very busy over the past year with my furniture and creative projects.  My furniture painting has slowly turned into furniture building.  I started running out of things to paint and the pickings at the thrift stores and yard sales were getting slimmer and slimmer due to more people doing what I do.  One day I was looking through blogs and stumbled across Ana White's amazing blog.  Ana is a mom and wife living in Alaska that builds her own furniture and has an awesome blog with free furniture plans on it.  Years ago I had found I really liked building and using tools while doing some small projects around my house and when I stumbled on Ana's blog it just seemed like the natural thing to do.  I started with one of her projects about two months ago and now I'm hooked on building furniture!

My first project from Ana's blog was a flip top console table.  My husband and I followed Ana's instructions and built it in a couple hours.  What a sense of accomplishment!  Here's a photo of it at the store where I consign at, Eco Chic Boutique in Fargo, North Dakota.



When I bring pieces in to consign Eco Chic takes a photo and posts it on their Facebook page.  This time they posted the photo and within an hour someone had called in and bought it over the phone!  Boy was that an ego booster and just the motivation I needed to build some more.  

Since this first piece I have been making my own designs using Ana's general building instructions and I'm having so much fun doing it!  Thank you Ana White!

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12 comments:

Leisa B said...

Great job, it's beautiful!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Wonderful job! :)

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Love the project that you did and also the color. I agree, what an ego booster to have it sell so quickly. I would love to have one of those flip-top desk, will have to show it to my husband.

Lani Padilla said...

Super job and I love the color! Congrats on the sale :)

Allison said...

The flip top is a great idea. Lovely table. I hope your business has picked up since making changes.
I hope you'll drop by to see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo - #83 at Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I am on the hunt for something almost identical to this!! Love it!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Isabelle Thornton said...

Gosh I love it!!! Thanks for linking!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a fabulous piece. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anne said...

love it!! I really love the flip top, great job!

Susan D said...

Great job! I am super impressed.

Caren said...

I love it! Great idea. I want to get into making some furniture. This summer my husband and I are going to try making a harvest table.

Roeshel said...

Beautiful job! I love the rich wood tone and glazed paint job and that fab flip top!